I asked erikkarlsson65, the NHL player we know and love who is always telling us “be kind to yourself,” what he had to say to fans who really struggle with that. Sometimes we need reminding that we can’t always do it alone. I know I need to hear sometimes that I actually do matter in order to believe it, and it can be really hard. For those of you like myself, Erik wants you to know that he cares about you. All of the hockey fans on tumblr care about you. So many people in your life care about you. You are not alone, and we encourage you to do everything you can to be kind to yourself.